Educational and Professional Activities

Steve Wilson

graduated from Montgomery High School, Santa Rosa, CA, 1963,

attended Santa Rosa Junior College, Summer 1963,

attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, 1963-1965 and 1968-1969,

worked at a lumber mill in Timber Cove 1966,

surveyed in national parks and forests for the U. S. Bureau of Public Roads, 1967-1968,

received a BA in Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, 1969,

attended graduate school at the University of California at Santa Barbara 1969-1972,

received an NSF traineeship to attend graduate school at the University of California at Santa Barbara 1969-1972,

received an MA in Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara 1970,

volunteered to lecture to a calculus class with 90 - 120 students, and supervised two teaching assistants each of the three quarters 1971-1972,

co-authored a paper, "Structure of Rings Satisfying Certain Identities on Commutators", (with Mohan S. Pucha and Adil Yaqub) Proc. AMS 32 (1972) 57-62

presented a paper on the structure of finite rings at the joint winter meetings of the AMS and MAA in Las Vegas in 1972,

received a Ph.D. in Mathematics, thesis title, Finite Rings 1972,

had a full time faculty position at the University of Texas in Austin teaching a second year graduate course in ring theory, upper division algebra courses, Calculus I and II, precalculus, and Math for Business Majors 1972-1975,

had papers appear "On the Structure of Finite Rings" Compositio Math 26 (1973) 79-93,

"On the Structure of Finite Rings II". Pac J Math 51 (1974) 317-325,

"Representations of Finite Rings" Pac J Math 53 (1974) 643-649,

presented a paper on representations of finite rings at the joint winter meetings of the AMS and MAA in San Francisco in 1974,

worked for the US Census Bureau in Austin, Texas in 1976,

taught at Mendocino Community College and Golden Gate University in 1977-1978,


taught at Sonoma State University from 1978 - present, teaching beginning and intermediate algebra, precalculus, calculus - all three semesters and the short calculus course we taught at one time, finite mathematics, geometry, discrete math - both lower and upper division, math for prospective elementary teachers - on the main campus and in Ukiah, and the upper division linear algebra course,

was the lecturers' rep for the campus chapter of the United Professors of California 1978-1979

taught at Santa Rosa Junior College from 1979 - 1992 mostly at the Petaluma campus which went from a few classes in a church to one of the highest enrolled campuses in the North Bay during that time,

was the coordinator of the self paced calculus program in the Mathematics Department at Sonoma State University 1981 - 1983,

was the coordinator of the Entry Level Mathematics program at Sonoma State University 1984 - 1986,

prepared ELM preparatory materials including geometry 1984 - 1986,

won the Associated Students Distinguished Professor Award 1986,

taught at Napa Valley College 1987,

presented colloquia in the Math Department's M*A*T*H Colloquium series, two on the cubic and quartic formulas, one on regular star polygons, two on the "Analytical Foundations of Geometry", one on "Regular Star Polygons", and one on "The Independence of the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic and the Axiom of Infinity" in the years between 1991 and 2001, and participated in Math Department seminars several times in that period,

praticipated in Project Prompt, an NSF sponsored program to acquaint professors of prospective elementary teachers with the new developments that have come up in the theory of teaching, 1993, 1994, and 1995,

co-authored a paper with other participants of Project Prompt, "Finding the Recurrence Relation for Tiling 2 by n Rectangles". (with Robert C. Brigham, Phyllis Z. Chinn, and Linda M. Holt) Congressus Numerantium, 105 December 1994, p 132-8.

was elected to serve for a year as a Natural Sciences representative to the Academic Senate 1996-1997,

attended a PYCOW (Putting Your Course On the Web) workshop 1999,

served as faculty advisor to the SSU Bowling Club 1999 - 2002,

served as a natural sciences representative to the Faculty Standards and Affairs Committee 1999 and 2000,

attended the California Faculty Association's 4th annual Leadership Institute 1999,

have had a seat at the Delegate Assembly of the California Faculty Association 2000 - 2012

was elected to serve as the lecturers' representative for the campus chapter of the California Faculty Association 2000 - 2012,

served as a member of the Kawana School Site Council 2000 - 2003,

presented a paper on the independence of the fundamental theorem of arithmetic and the axiom of infinity at the joint winter meetings of the AMS and MAA in New Orleans in 2001,

attended the 4th conference of the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL IV) in San Jose in 2001,

was elected to a lecturers' seat on the Academic Senate at Sonoma State University 2001 - 2012,

served on the Kawana School IIUSP leadership team 2001 - 2003.

served as the chair of the statewide Campus Equity Week Committee of the California Faculty Association for the California State University system in the Fall of 2001,

was part of a panel on Campus Equity Week at the Annual Education Conference of the AFL-CIO and the United Association for Labor Education in Los Angeles in 2002,

was elected as the secretary of the Academic Senate at Sonoma State University 2002-2003

attended the American Association of University Professors Academic Freedom Summer Institute in San Diego, CA with a contingent from the California Faculty Association in 2002,

served on the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate at Sonoma State University 2002 - 2003,

did a presentation on Campus Equity Week at the Council on Contingent Academic Labor V conference in Montreal, Qué., Canada in 2002,

am a member of the COCAL-California steering committee 2002 - 2008,

am the treasurer of COCAL California 2003 - 2008,

was appointed to the bargaining team negotiating the collective bargaining agreement between the California Faculty Association and the California State University system 2003 - 2004,

was awarded a We Honor Ours (WHO) award by the Sonoma State University chapter of the California Faculty Association 2003,

was elected to the Board of Directors of the California Faculty Association 2003 - 2009,

attended the American Association of University Professors Academic Freedom Summer Institute in Albuquerque, NM with a contingent from the California Faculty Association in 2003,

attended the inaugural meeting of the Callifornia Conference of the American Association of University Professors in Oakland in 2003,

moderated the Campus Equity Week Hearing at Sonoma State in 2003,

spoke at the Bay Area Regional Campus Equity Week Hearing in Cupertino in 2003,

testified at the California State Assembly Committee on Higher Education Hearings in Berkeley on May 21, 2004, and in Riverside on June 4, 2004 ,

attended and presented a paper "An Overview of the Contingent Faculty Environment" at COCAL VI in Chicago, Ill. in August of 2004,

was appointed to a statewide CFA-CSU workload committee Sept. 2004,

was appointed to be the SSU Aademic Senate's liaison to the Associated Students Inc. 2004 - 2006,

presented a seminar in the SSU Math faculty seminar series entitled "On a Type of Algebra Problem." Sept. 2004,

presented a seminar in the SSU Math faculty seminar series entitled "How to Construct a Regular Heptagon Given a Method for Trisecting Angles." Oct 2004,

presented a seminar in the SSU Math faculty seminar series entitled "Constructing a Regular 2n-gon by cutting the corners in a regular n-gon." Nov. 2004,

presented the talk on constructing the regular heptagon in the M*A*T*H Colloquium series, May, 2005,

served on the nationwide Campus Equity Week Steering Committee, May - Nov. 2005

served as a CFA delegate to the CTA State Council Meeting in June, 2005,

was appointed the CFA delegate to the North Bay Central Labor Council, Sept. 2005 - present,

coordinated the Campus Equity Week/Fair Employment Week activities at Sonoma State, Oct.-Nov. 2005,

presented a talk entitled "Graphing Rational Functions, a Unified Approach" in the M*A*T*H Colloquium series in April 2006,

served as an alternate CFA delegate to the CTA State Council in June of 2006,

attended COCAL VII in Vancouver, B. C. in August of 2006,

was elected to be a CFA delelgate to the California Teachers' Association 2007-present,

presented a seminar on "The Derivation of the Normal Distribution", and

served as the Academic Senate's liaison to the Associated Students, Inc. 2009 - 2010.